Grand jury opens Trump investigation in Georgia with up to 50 subpoenas

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that prosecutors planned to subpoena one of their reporters, Greg Bluestein, who has written about efforts to overturn the election. The newspaper plans to seek dismissal of the subpoena to prevent Mr. Bluestein from testifying.

The Georgia investigation is one of a series of investigations into Trump’s political and business affairs that he has faced since leaving office. They include one led by a select committee in the House of Representatives that is investigating the role the former president and others may have played in the January 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol.

Ms. Willis said there was “no formal coordination” between her office and the January 6 committee. “But, I mean, obviously, we’re looking at everything related to Georgia that that committee is overturning,” she said.

The indictment of Ms. Willis is a criminal investigation, and it has risen to prominence since Manhattan prosecutors failed to present evidence to a grand jury earlier this year in an ongoing investigation into Trump’s business practices, resulting in doubts about the case. Mr. Trump’s business interests are also the subject of a criminal investigation in Westchester County, New York.

Ms. Willis said that her investigation was not related to what was happening in New York.

“They were looking into apples and we’re looking into oranges,” she said of the Manhattan investigation, adding, “I don’t know the district attorney or the attorney general or, frankly, if I’m being honest, any elected officials in New York.” York or any of the New York prosecutors.

Fulton County’s 23-person special grand jury met in early May and has up to a year to do its job. After completing his investigation, he will issue a report advising Ms. Willis on whether to press criminal charges.

But Ms. Willis said that beyond that limitation, it was difficult to talk about deadlines. “I don’t know how many games people are going to play,” she said. “I don’t know how many times we’ll have to fight someone just to have them come speak in front of a grand jury and tell the truth. And there could be delays for those reasons. In a perfect world, it would be over in the next 60 to 90 days. But I live in an imperfect world.

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